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. >>> and we're live in washington watching last-minute negotiations for the fiscal cliff -- at noon. >>> it appears that an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight but is not done. >> a little more than an hour ago, the president said he's optimistic that the u.s. economy will not go over the fiscal cliff. that's one of the top stories this noontime. good afternoon. i'm david stevenson. >>> we begin with developing news at this hour. san jose police are investigating the city's 46th homicide of the year. it happened at an apartment complex on lewis road off monterey highway and janine de la vega joins us from the scene. janine, we understand police may no who may be responsible -- may know who may be responsible. >> reporter: that's right. they have two adult males detained and they are questioning them and treating them as persons of interests. homicide detectives are here at the sulker breeze apartments. all of the activities seem to be centered around a parking garage. just before 9:30 this morning, they received a 911 call that a man with a gun was at the -
for the university system. >>> an historic day in washington state as same sex couples marry legal for the first time. >> we are now just a few weeks away from christmas, and the u.s. postal service is changing its service. it may help all of you procrastinators. >> a shooting on a california indian reservation leaves four people dead. the possible motive behind today's tragedy shooting. $ >>> we have developing news out of san francisco at this hour. police say two people, a man and a woman were found bound and gagged lying in the street in the bay view district this evening. both people were alive, but unconscious. the victims were discovered around 8:30 this evening, on brussels street, near manziel street. >>> today was the first day in washington state that same sex couples could legally marry. debra horn has more on the historic celebration. >> reporter: neither the gloom, nor the cold. >> the weather kind of sucks, but inside, i'm a balmy 75 degrees. >> reporter: nor the kicks of a child to be. >> i think she's happy too. >> reporter: not even the lack of appointed time. >> we're on stand by t
. the president is cutting his vacation short to face the fiscal cliff. is he leaving hawaii for washington tonight. if lawmakers don't come up with a deal before the deadline your tax refund could be delayed by months. we are live in the washington bureau to explain more. >> reporter: brian the irs said without a deal as many as 100 million taxpayers may be forced to wait until march to file their tax returns. congress has to vote on the wealth tax and it needs to be adjusted for inflation. both partisay they would agree to it but it's all tied up in the fiscal cliff mess. tax filing season starts next week but the irs would put a hold on that for some. officials would wait for a deal in the new year instead of doing serious reprogramming to their tax system. filing would then be pushed back to march for millions. with refunds coming much later than usual. especially for those who plan on paying off credit card bills that often pile up after the holidays. now all of this could be avoided a deal before the deadline monday night but some long time lawmakers fear it won't happen, more on that
. >> welcome back. right now the president is on air force one going back to washington. he shook hands before leaving his vacation in hawaii. he has important talks scheduled to avert the fiscal cliff. >>> as we showed you, the senate is back in session. they are hoping to strike a deal and avoid the fiscal cliff. we are in washington where some republicans are pessimistic an agreement can be reached. >> reporter: the senate majority leader is on the floor right now. we will take a live look at the capitol. he is trying to get republican support for the latest democratic plan. they got back to work about 15 minutes ago and are considering the president's offer to raise taxes on households making $400,000 or more a year. even if it passes the senate he is concerned about the house where he will need about 30 republicans to cross party lines. the house speaker said he is not making members of the house come back from their break without a 48 hour notice on a vote. in the last -- >> american people i don't think understand the house is operating without the house of house. its being operated w
. >> thank you. >>> show down in washington today over the price tag of high-speed rail, the republicans push to stop the project. >> john mcafee is pleading for help. the unusual turn of events today in the case of the tech founder wanted for questions in his neighbor's death. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> california's high-speed rail is underthe microscope on capitol hill. they defended the plan while others said our state should pull the plug. >>
. investors continue to watch washington and talks on the so called fiscal cliff. november job numbers are also due out tomorrow. jobless claims fell sharply last week. the labor department said applications fell to 370,000. claims had temporarily spiked last month after superstorm sandy. analysts say the effects of the storm are still being seen in the four week average which stands at 408,000. >>> there is new information tonight about an albany middle school teacher who killed himself after being accused of sex allegations. 28-year-old james isam saki killed himself in september after police arrested him and searched his home. since then there has been debate about the extent of the crimes. according to court documents unsealed today, he exchanged thousands of flirtatious messages with an under aged student along with open mouth kissing and fondling on campus. police say there were several victims. >>> police in mountain view have just released photos of an i.d. theft woman. the woman is impersonating a customer in downtown maintain view. the woman made unauthorized withdraws totali
you the storm that will begin to move in later tonight. right now bringing areas to oregon, washington, northwest corner of california, still dry but mostly cloudy and this will be shifting south as we -- as we progress through the afternoon. your tuesday will be dry. cooler. the mix of sunshine and clouds out there for your afternoon into the evening hours. you can see wide scattered showers over parts of the north bay. by 10:00, it's moving into the central portions of the bay. north bay already pea gypping to watch -- beginning. it looks line this storm won't bring us a whole lot. afternoon highs are going to be cool for the next few days. we're talking 50s and the snow levels will be dropping by tomorrow down to about 3,000 feet. so any lingering moisture left behind could bring us a dusting of snow to the higher elevations. perhaps mt. diablo or mount hamilton, afternoon highs for today, a lot cooler. upper 50s low 60s in the forecast. your extended forecast shows rain moving in. most of us will be tucked in our homes. but we could have a few scattered showers remain. we dry out a
. >>> it happening right now in washington, california senator bar bau broxer has called a news conference. this -- barbara boxer has called a news conference. she will be talking about new legislation she will be introducing to toughen security at schools. we're watching it live. this is where it will happen. ktvu will monitor it and we'll let you know what she has to say when she says it. >>> more funerals are planned today for victims of the connecticut schoal scooting. so far, the -- school shooting. three more children will be buried today. people will pay their respects to vick -- vicki soto. she will be buried today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that cou
school. >> reporter: as the national rifle association took the podium in washington. >> the only thing that stop as bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: he was pushing a different solution. >> there are 30,000 people who die every year from gun violence. same number who die from car crashes. the centers for disease control researches car crashes and barely looks at guns. >> reporter: he and others are asking the centers for disease control to research and measure the magnitude of gun violence in america. the national rifle association lobbied lawmakers to cut centers for disease control funding. >> something so terrible happened that people are saying we got to do something. this is not acceptable. >> reporter: in washington protesters interrupted the national rifle association's news conference where it called for armed police in every school. he has yet to hear from the national rifle association or the cdc but he is hopeful it will get someone's attention. >> reporter: do you think this will have any impact on this discussion? >> i do. >> reporter: his petition
in california. >>> president barack obama is currently on air force 1 flying back to washington. he has important information regarding the economic deadline and more on how we are closing in on another financial barrier which is the debt ceiling. new california laws go into effect for the new year's. here is more on what drivers need to knowment. >> reporter: starting on january 1st you will be able to send and receive text if you have a hands free device that is powered by your voice. and they will be able to tell all underaged passenger that drinking is illegal and if alcohol is being transported, a person 25 years old must be on board to make sure they don't drink. the most recent party bus incident, a woman was killed when she fell out of a party bus when there was drinking involved. and they allowed cars with clean air vehicle stickers to be able to use high occupancy toll lanes even if there is just one person in the car. coming up later, a couple of new laws include if you are driving what sort of proof do you need to show to police if they pull to you over. janine de la vega, k
with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed on this 16 trillon dollar debt. >> ouri senator gave the gop address saying the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> here is what could happen if no deal is reached. out of work ame
the washington exit. everyone walked away from the crash. the chp says it began with a white honda, possibly hitting the center divide and losing its right front wheel. the family's car swerved to avoid the honda but lost control and ended up sideways. the big rig slowed down in time narrowly missing a major collision. two people in the honda, fled from the scene. police in palo alto are stepping up patrols in the downtown area after two recent attacks. ktvu's janine de la vega is in palo alto to tell us why police think these incidents may be connected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. police say these incidents happened around the same time in the morning, in the same geographical location here in the downtown corridor around the suspect description is somewhat similar. people we spoke to heard about the incidents and say they are trying to be more aware of their surroundings. this first incident happened on sunday, after 1:00 in the morning on homer avenue. a woman was walking and listening to music with headphones on and she was jumped from behind and pushed to the ground by a man. he tr
from the hospital where lane is recovering. >>> recreational use of marijuana is illegal in washington state. this is after the new law took effect at midnight. technically, it's not legal to smoke pot in public. >> you also want grow or sell marijuana -- you also cannot grow or sell marijuana. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> that couple there, they've been together for 5 years. now it is legal for same-sex couples to get married in washington. they were in dozens more -- they and dozens more lined up outside of the administration. >>> it is 7:33. repair work is expected to begin today on highway 1 alook the sonoma coast where rainy weather caused a slide forcing a close between meyers grade and timber. a detour is in place on valley ford food between petaluma and bodega bay. >> i'm not gonna take a chance torren the car. it happens every year. everybody out here is used to to it -- used to it. >> drivers should allow for extra time because of the detour. >>> residents in la honda, you have to cut back on your water use for the next couple of days. the department of public
progress to report. now, in the mid of the talks, the president is leaving washington in about thig minutes and head to michigan where he's warning that the middle-class tax rates could go up without a deal. the republicans believe they could have leverage. president obama will need help with another debt ceiling increase in february. experts say republicans will most likely use that as leverage for deeper cuts. over the weekend, more republicans came in and said they believe there will be -- there will need to be tax increases on the wealthy in order for there to be a deal. experts say the line of communications are open. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. >>> the number 47 seems to follow, mitt romney -- seems to follow mitt romney. a new poll shows that 47% of americans viewed romney and his former running mate, paul ryan, favorably. in the final tally, romney won 47% of the popular vote in the presidential election. all of this comments romney's comment to donors that 47% of the nation would never vote for them because they are
into effect for everyone. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:18. this morning, a bay area-based japanese diplomat is expected to enter a no contest plea in court. he has been charged with assaulting his wife. he worked at the consue lit in san francisco at -- consulate in san francisco as a vice council for two years. his wife said the abuse happened other for several months. he's accused of stabbing her hand with a screwdriver and knocking out her tooth. >>> they are preparing in washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration, januaryst. the views are busy building. viewing stands. this one will be smaller than the one in 2009. this time there will be three days of events, fewer inaugural balls and no concert on the national ball. most of the price tag will be covered by president obama supporters and private donors. but taxpayers you will pay for security costs and for the viewing stands. >>> bay area gas prices continue to fall. at least one analyst says they could be 20 cents a gallon lower next year. as usual, san francisco has
. so far no arrests have been made. >>> 7:14. happening right now in washington, d.c., lawmakers say negotiations are looking better to avoid going over the fiscal cliff at 9:00 p.m. our time. as kyla cam billion reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there's still a gap on raising taxes. >> reporter: republicans and democrats both say these negotiations are moving forward. the house is back at work this hour and we expect to hear from the senate when they start their day in about 45 minutes everyone the big et problem that needs to be -- biggest problem that needs to be solved is deciding who should pay more in taxes. democrats offered to raise taxes on households making $450,000. republicans were still hoping for the $550,000. but republicans dropped their demand to cut social security benefits. at that point, joe biden and mitch mcconnell took over negotiations. the two worked together in the senate for 23 years and have a strong history of finding compromise. >> i think there's some good news. the conversations continued late into the night last night. i think now there is a
. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what is at stake and when we could hear from the court. >> reporter: pam within the next few hours we expect to get word from the u.s. supreme court about more of the cases it will consider this term. the justices met friday to talk about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them california's ban on same sex marriage proposition 8. supporters of same sex marriage are hoping the court will decide not to review prop 8. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same sex marriage in california. san francisco city officials tell us they are ready to perform marriages as soon as tomorrow. >> we will be ready with volunteers that we already have in place and volunteers who are being trained today. we'll have a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to get married. >> reporter: and we are waiting for word from the court. we'll bring it for you here on channel 2. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> last night president obama congratulates zone people honored for --
of year fiscal cliff. no progress to report. coming up at 5:15 the new strategy our washington, d.c. newsroom is hairing about that involve -- that is hearing about that involves sending the country over the fiscal cliff. >>> sal is back. he's ready to tell us about our friday morning. >> you know it actually is off to a very nice start. we were look at some of that road work. it's been picked up in many areas if that is very good news. also checking in with public transportation. so let's go outside and take a look at 80 westbound as you head out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems here and it looks good from vallejo all the way to berkeley and the bay bridge toll plaza and. and a lot of people want to know what the toll plaza looks like. san jose and the santa clara valley northbound 101 and 280 doing very well. northbound 17 traffic also looks very well. it is 5:07 let's go to steve. >>> sal. i just had my first tweet from cal hollow. >> really? >> well i love getting information from the city. all the little neighborhoods. always tweet me sp weather if it's raining or clo
possible. >>> as we inch closer to the fiscal cliff, the president and top lawmakers are leaving washington, d.c. for the holiday. before he left for hawaii president obama issued a stern request to congressional leaders to approve legislation before the end of the year. >> once this legislation has agreed to i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. i will immediately sign that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. >> the president was referring to legislation that would prevent a middle class tax hike and would protect unemployment insurance. he spoke after talking by phone with house speaker john boehner and meeting with senate majority leader. >>> the dow industrials dropped 120 points. the nasdaq fell 29. we also saw a number of conflicting economic reports that experts say suggests the economy is not sure where it's going top our consumer editor tom vacar is in san francisco's financial district with some explanations. >> reporter: there are two winds. those that are blowing and the much more important economic cross w
and elected officials who have been suspended and convicted of crimes. that's what our washington bureau reporter macfarlane found after digging into pub records >> reporter: he orchestrated an outrageously wasteful party in vegas on taxpayers dime. 800,000 spent on expensive food, entertainment including clowns and a mind reader. jeef neely was even photographed there with a hot tub and a wine glass overlooking the city. after the scandal was sauer suh fased and -- surfaced and he was suspended, he kept collecting pay. >> what would we do in the private sector? answer it, we wouldn't put him on leave with pay. we would put him on leave without pay until we find out what was wrong. >> reporter: a separate report found 84 employees under investigation by internal watch dogs at the general services administration collected a whopping $1 million in bonus pay over the past four years. including one worker probed for, quote, abusive authority who snatched $38,000 in taxpayer funded bonuses. but taxpayer watchdogs say congress itself is the biggest rewarder of potential misconduct. >> being
on a deal to keep the u.s. from going over that fiscal cliff. ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom some new numbers are on the table in those closed door negotiations. >> reporter: they are offering to raise taxes on households making $450,000 or more a year. but republicans were still holing out at the $550,000 mark. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell started negotiating with vice president joe biden yesterday. the two worked together in in the senate for more than 20 years. if they can come up with terms that pass the senate house speaker john boehner says they will take up the bill and either pass it or amend it and send it back for approval. >> any time you are putting a deal together, it's always the details that will kill you. you have to get the details done. there is a lot of back room operation going on right now. making sure all the i's get dotted and t's get crossed. >> congress has less than 15 hours to come up with a compromise and sweet on it. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> meantime with all the focus on that fiscal cliff there is a new bil
. stanford's group wants to disinfect drinking water in bangladesh. in april they go to washington d.c. to prevent their work to a panel of scientists and the winner gets a second grant up to $90,000. >>> local governments are asking the president to create a new no ocean drilling in a 50- mile area from sonoma to mendocino counties. they say it would stretch from bodega bay to point arena along the coast. the congressmen and women are spearheading the drive. >>> dennis allen will be on the sidelines back with the team when the raiders host the denver broncos. allan returned here after spending time with his gravely ill father. his father died on tuesday at the age of 66. >>> well before today's game, roger goodell will be speaking at a fan forum at oracle arena. season ticket holders were elected to be part of it. it will include former stanford john elway and some of the raiders grates, as well as howie long. they will take another step closer to finishing their new stadium. coming up, the signing ceremony that will mark a very special occasion. >>> a beautiful commute so far, how
to washington next week because of the so-called fiscal cliff. legislators left washington without a deal that would avoid cutting government services on january 1st. >> a portion of interstate 80 heading to the sierra was shut down today after a series of storm related spinouts. the highway patrol shut the highway down this morning from colfax to the nevada state line. this is what it looked like this afternoon where you see a detour prompting cars to exit the freeway and turn around. at times the interstate looked more like a parking lot. >> try to get to tahoe for christmas and we saw a small sign that says road closed and thought day were kidding. but they weren't. >> the interstate eventually reopened this afternoon, the most powerful winter storm of the season is on track to drop as much as 5 feet of snow on top of the sierra. here's what it looked like earlier at squaw valley. as much as 12 inches of snow is forecast for the foot hills around reno, carson city. >> the highway patrol is looking for the driver who crashed an suv in oakland this morning. the vehicle careened off inter
. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could mean for same-sex marriage in california. >>> 7:06. we want to check in with tara, in for sal. it's pretty slow, tara? >> yes. but it does get better in partly sunniton -- get better in pleasanton. it's really slow on the curve there. westbound as you make your way towards concord, your commute looking a little slow. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see it's a parking lot right now. the metering lights have been on for about an hour. definitely slow into san francisco this morning. give yourself extra time. finally, in the south bay, 208 at the 880 interchange, you can see the head lites are 280 northbound, stop and go over the past 15 minutes. here's steve. >> thank you, tara. >>> a very good colder morning. 38, 39. a little bit of a break today. much colder pattern. not only that, but some incredible rain totals. don't want to forget fog popping up on highway 37. some really thick fog there, thanks to ow
couples started lining up for licenses when washington's law allowing gay marriage went into effect. they require a three day waiting period. so today is the first day couples can marry. 140 same sex couples are going to marry later on today. >>> the new gay marriage law comes as the supreme court announces it will review same-sex marriage including proposition 8. it will look at a challenge that denies them the benefits that the heterosexual couples receive. the supreme court reviewed to look at the challenge which bans gay marriage in california. they will hear argumentses in march and with rulings expected by june. >>> a group is urging the photograph to ban the salvation army. they made the request after a student acted and said the homeless shelter and soup kitchens refused to offer same sex couples. and a woman was teed access to a women's shelter. >>> the campus at san bernardino said they not and killed a student. few tails have been released. they were forced to fire their weapons after a graduate students became violent. he was treated for life-threatening injuries. >>> a
may use the scud missiles to launch chemical weapons. >>> the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington may put the speaker at risk. any compromise may draw a line between him and the tea party conservatives. >> reporter: the house speaker and the president are still in a standoff over the deal and the speaker plans to go home to ohio today. they met at the white house last night but didn't reach any agreement. the speaker said he is still available to negotiate over the phone but any deal could mean bad news for his role on capitol hill. if he refuses a deal with the president polls show most americans would blame republicans for going over the fiscal cliff. he could make a deal with democrats and risk cutting off those in his own party. >> i'm not worried about my job but i'm worried about doing the right thing for kids and grandkids. >> reporter: economists say stalled talks are causing problems on wall street this morning. more on that when i see you next. live in washington. >> thank you. only on two, another incident of package theft in the bay area. this is home surveillance vi
the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical marijuana. the federal government wants to close it and seize its property. a judge is considering whether this landmark case should go to trial. the city of oakland is siding with the center which pays a lot of taxes. >> we would like the federal government to stop the tragic waste of resources on trying to shut down our legitimate regulations that are in dom pliance -- compliance with california law. >> now, the federal government and prosecutors are saying that large pot operations are prone to being abused by state marijuana laws by allowing pot to fall into the hands of people who don't necessary have medical marijuana certificates. >>> 7:20. 12 california certificates have been fined for serious mistakes that endangered patients. in
, robbery and other felony charges. darnell washington and tonya washington killed the woman in her house during a robbery in october. the couplee series of crimes ended in seattle when the washington's allegedly rammed a police car with the stolen suv. >>> a 23-year-old has been arrested for the shooting death of a teen in san jose but police say they don't believe she acted alone. the 17-year-old was found shot on pacific avenue in west san carlos on november 130th. >> the radio station behind the prank call to a london hospital is speaking out after a nurse tricked by the hoax committed suicide. two hosts called the hospital pretending to be the queen and the prince. they were asking about the dutchess of cambridge who was staying for severe morning sickness. the nurse was transferred -- did transfer the call to the dutchess's ward and she committed suicide and now the station is responding. >> the house have decided that the show will not return until further notice out of respect of what can only be called a tragedy. >> the palace said the prince and his wife are deeply saddened a
is due in court this morning. darnell and tonya washington are expected to enter pleas of charges of murder. they are accused of killing 55- year-old suzie ko. the washingtons were later arrested in the seattle area. police say they spotted them in suzie ko's family car. >>> joseph naso will not be tried until april. he is charged with killing four women in northern california between 1977 and 1944. he was initially scheduled to go to trial in october but that was rescheduled for january when naso said he needed more time to prepare because he is representing himself. last week in court naso said he cannot be ready next month because of the volume of reports that he's received. >>> the latest jobless numbers are due out in 15 minutes. as alison burns reports some natural and manmade disasters will have an impact on the report. >> reporter: pam, economists expect this report is going to show fewer people were hired last month compared to october. the fallout from hurricane sandy is continuing to disrupt businesses and their hiring and fear of the fiscal cliff is keeping employers f
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a few minutes. >>> joe biden met with law enforcement leaders this morning in washington, d.c. to launch a new task force aimed at reducing gun violence in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. president obama announced the school force. biden is charged with crafting concrete proposals. biden is due to have a report back to the president in january. >>> attorney general eric holder will be meeting with first responders and law enforcement officials tomorrow in newtown. holder is expected to held there after meeting with the vice president. he's being asked to come up with recommendations on gun laws. >> we have 20 children trying to point us the way. if we don't follow their lead, we've failed them and their deaths are in vein. >> six more funerals are set to be held today for some of the 26 students and teachers killed during the -- during the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >>> a woman is in critical condition this noontime after being hit by a car near oakland's lake merritt b.a.r.t. station. police responded to a 911 call about 7:30 this morning about a woman struck at
flight was leaving ten minutes early. that was heading to washington. that could all change as the day goes on because of the weather. rain is supposed to move in through the bay area later this morning. that usually creates delays at sfo. again it's not raining. there is also a winter storm in the midwest. that could effect connecting flights. but passengers we talked to this morning hope to make it out of here before the weather hits. >> getting there right before means i don't have to go through everything like canceled flights and delayed flights and having connections that wouldn't work. >> i guess i didn't look to see if it was going to rain this morning. i saw my flight was on time. >> reporter: snow and turbulent weather in other parts of the country did lead to canceled flights out of sfo. again no cancellations or delays to report this morning. but keep in mind that could change as the weather changes here in the bay area. and across the country. so far so good out here. live in sfo allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we have new details on a powerful storm system that brou
in new zealand. >>> lawmakers in washington, d.c. have less than 17 hours to come up with a deal to prevent the country from going over the fiscal cliff. the house and senate convened for a rare sunday session but no deal yet. senate minority leader mitch is talking with joe biden to come up with a solution. if nothing is resolved by midnight tonight tax rates for all americans will increase. >> going to work with whoever. whoever can help. there ask no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. >> if everyone is sincere in i saying they want the middle class to be protected, we can get a deal here. >> if congress doesn't immediate the midnight deadline lawmakers will have a grace period. so far the irs has not told employers to change the amount of income taxes they withhold from employees paychecks. with all the focus on the fiscal cliff. leaders from the house and senate agricultural committees agreed to a one-year extension of the expiring u.s. farm bill. so far there is no house vote scheduled. without passage of the bill milk prices could double. a gallon of mi
short his hawaii vacation to return to washington and coming up, signs that president obama maybe reaching out to another republican leader after his negotiations with house speaker john boehner did not result in a deal. >> well, traffic don't in downtown san francisco could grind to a halt. that's because today is the last scheduled critical mass event for the year. for those new to the area, on the last friday of every month, dozens of cyclists ride alightning the waterfront and down market street and drivers are always advised to expect delays. >> peeking of, we haven't really seen any this morning. let's go to tara and see if that changed. >> no, the same story. maybe a lot of folks headed up to the tahoe area. maybe they already left as a matter of fact because the skiing is going to be pretty good up there. right now i want to show you my maps so you can see exactly what i'm talking about up here. the roadways are completely clear and in livermore the same story. overall a very nice commute this morning. 237, those taillights there on the far right hand side of your screen w
on that during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> controversial comedian katt williams says he's done. he's quitting stand up comedy after another run in with the law. >> i'm just going to go ahead and announce my retirement from stand up. i'm kind of done. >> katt williams made that announcement outside of a hotel sunday night after being kicked out of the hotel. on sunday he was taken to jail accused of fight inside of a bar in seattle. now his tour stop in oakland you may remember was cut short by an on stage meltdown the one you're looking at here. also a beckly man accused williams of hitting him in the head with a bottle. he is also accused of leading police on a chase in downtown sacramento. >>> police in fremont searching for a suspect blamed for several robberies. a felony arrest warrant issued for kane barzeal. he described as a light skinned 18-year-old man about 5'11" weighing about 180 pounds with black hair. he may be living in oakland or in his hometown of benicia. >> san francisco police are using a new tool to h
the white house for a vigil. many belong to a gun control group who happen to be in washington for a training conference. they chanted, lit candles and pleaded for action. >> as we said there is still information coming out from authorities in connecticut. >> we are in new town where that press conference ended and authorities promising more information with in the hour. what have we learned? >> reporter: a couple of nuggets came out of this press conference that stood out. the lieutenant paul vance with the state police here in connecticut saying that they collected some very good evidence that could point to a motive in all of this but he wouldn't say what that evidence was specifically. again, saying it's good evidence that may fill in some blanks. he went onto talk about the shooter and that he was not voluntarily let inside of the school. in the words of the lieutenant he forced his way into the school so that is something that we know here now as well. of course we have heard some of the 911 calls in which a caller describes hearing gun shots as well as seeing glass sha
reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senator feinstein is leading the charge on banning assault weapons. >> reporter: dave, senator feinstein says she will reintroduce a bill in january. the shooter in friday's deadly attack had an assault rifle now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reintroduce a ban that expired eight years ago. many republicans have not signed on in fact some are pushing for more people to be armed. texas congressman lou wee was on fox news sunday he said things might have been different if the principal had a weapon. >> when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn't have to lung heroicically with nothing in her hands but takes him out. takes her head off before he could kill those kids. >> reporter: senator feinstein believes she will get much needed spot from president obama. what he said last night when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> the suspect shot by a sunnyvale police officer over the weekend has died. police were called to a home at about 6:00 saturday night. officers say the man was assaulting his mother and that whe
, then the bill will expire and the next congress will have to start on it all over again. >>> in washington, molly henneburg, fox news. >> a reward in finding a victim in marin. >> and the people in this funeral home, this his why this damage was not caused by flames. we have the story. >>> and you have travel plans, what travel agency are doing to handle holiday traveling. >> and the new ipad apis ready to download -- app is ready to download. we'll have your breaking news any time, anywhere ready to download. we'll have your breaking news any time, anywhere . >>> police are looking for a car that crashed into a fup -- funeral home today as services were about to begin. good timing saved his life says a man. >> that's right. the funeral director at the funeral chapel says he's lucky to be alive. he was inside that lobby when the crash happened. you can see the damage that was caused that went through the front of the building. >> the damage is also claiming evidence on a che nova involved. concord police are asking whether the driver lost control spinning into the chapel at 4125 clayton ro
said he will be back in washington to deal with the impending fiscal cliff. >> and the cia speaking out about a movie showing the death of bin laden. what the acting director told employees in a memo act that film. >> a live look at the approach to the wet bay bridge toll plaza. chp responding to a lot of spin outs on this saturday morning. time 7:12, you are watching mornings on 2. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. . >>> good morning. isn't that a gloomy look over bay point? we have gray skies. scattered four showers for the afternoon. >> president obama and the first lady wished everybody a happy holiday and to thank everybody for the kindness they are showing to people
numbers came out. ktvu alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom more jobs were added in november than the economists predicted. alison. >> reporter: dave, 146,000 jobs were added in november. that is twice as many as economists were expecting as for the unemployment rate it also improved. it's at 7.7% down from 7.9%. that is the lowest unemployment rate in four years. now economists thought the fallout from hurricane sandy would play a big role the labor department says it really didn't effect hiring. as for fiscal cliff fears would keep businesses from around the country from hiring that does not seem to be the case. either more than half of the jobs added last month came in retail and health care. the jobs were lost in construction and manufacturing. we're working now to get reaction from the white house and members of congress and hope to have that for you during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> time now 6:17. another story about controversial comedian katt williams. he has more legal problems after announcing he has unreported
. >>> darnell and tanya washington are in court expected to enter murder pleas in the case of susie co. they were arrested in the seattle area. >>> joseph naso will not be tried until april. she's charged with -- he's charged with killing four people. the 78-year-old was originally scheduled to go to trial but it was rescheduled for january when he said he needed more time to prepare because he's representing him efis -- representing himself. he says he can't be ready next month because of the volume of reports he has received. >>> 7:36. part wants to help military veterans get a report. a new hiring policy was reported. one that gives veterans a chance over prospective employees. this new policy begins at the beginning of the new year. >>> let's now -- 7:37. let's go to tara moriarty in the traffic center with an accident in the east bay, right, tara? >> we have an accident in livermore on 580 been at the livermore off-- westbound at the livermore offramp. we're gonna show you an injury accident on 880, i don't know which direction it's going but it is hesperian boulevard. we'll keep
washington, d.c. newsroom is tracking all -- all of the competing punts of view -- points of view they are talking about on capitol hill. >>> a new study on san jose drivers is now drawing national attention. the study shows commuters are using social media to connect with other drivers. they exchange information to help them reach their destinations faster. the study says it also helps drivers feel better. not only because of the time they save but because they are helping other drivers save time. >>> a win-win. >> yes. >>> hey, sal, have you fixed things on highway 101? >> well, we're trying. 101 a little bit of fog coming through. let's take look at it from our camera in san francisco. a little bit of fog. in fact, it -- we may not be able to see this picture. i showed it to you first here. northbound 101 traffic is doing okay coming in to san francisco. but definitely some foggy weather. bay bridge toll plaza not so foggy. it's, in fact, not foggy at all. westbound traffic barked up for about a 25 to 3046 minute delay -- 30-minute -- barked up for about a 25 to 30-minute delay
joins us via skype from washington, d.c. you said there's two words we are not likely to hear and we haven't heard in any of this fiscal cliff debate. >> reporter: yeah, balanced budget. in all of the talks we've heard about the fiscal cliff, we've heard about balance and new tax revenue. but we don't hear balanced a budget. i think -- balanced budget. i think this speaks to how bad the situation is in the federal government when both parties don'tage knowledge that. as for -- don't acknowledge that. as for what's going on, just downstairs from me, speaker boehner started throwing cold water on any report that the talks were moving ahead. yes, there have been an exchange of offers. he said the last couple of days, but he said his phone call last night was a frank discussion about just how far apart they are. with 19 days left until the deadline or nine days until the end of the world, if you are look at the mine cardinal, nobody knows which way -- calendar, nobody knows which way we are headed. >> isn't this part of the we're so far apart publicly. but suddenly, they will announce mi
cliff. we will see if the democrats tone has changed when i see you next. live in washington. ktvu news channel 26789. >> the google chairman said he is proud of the company's tax structure despite criticism from european governments. he said they pay a lot of taxes. he added that taking steps that are legal to cut the amount paid is just good business. they paid two billion dollars in taxes worldwide last year. they shared some to a shell company in bermuda. >> we want to warn you about the graphic nature of this next story. a fort worth texas area man is jailed on half a million dollars bond suspected of carving a pent gram on his son's back. >> i put a pentagram on my son? >> on your son? >> yes. >> why? >> because it's a holy day. >> reporter: on 121212 yesterday investigators say the 39-year-old attacked his 6-year- old son with a box cutter. his wife then ran for help. the child spent the night in the hospital and is expected to recover at least physically, his wound was not deep enough to require stitches. >> breaks my heart first because i didn't have any idea that daddy
. as kayla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the senator is leading a push to ban assault weapons. >> reporter: senator feinstein pushed for the last ban in 1994. now she says she will introduce the been or legislation on a ban, rather, in the coming weeks. the authorities confirm the shooter had an assault riffle. now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reinstitute a ban that expired eight years ago. one democrat that's been against the ban is a senator. he says it's time to move beyond rhetoric on gun control. he says everybody needs to be on the table in discussion on this. and president obama indicated last night gun law changes are needed. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: much debate is expected in the coming weeks, including large ammunition clips an how mental health can play a role in these gun control laws. live in washington, back to you. >>> right now, authorities in coecticut are working now to make sure the stud
-b option. we're live in washington, d.c. to find out what exactly is this plan-b. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner took to the podium just a couple of minutes ago. he said this is a modified plan- b. we're gonna listen in right now. >> sure. that few american taxpayers are affected by the increase as possible, moving down that path is the right course of action for us. >> good morning. first, i would like to say that i think all of our hearts and prayers are with the families in newtown, connecticut. as a father, i cannot even imagine the utter horror that those families are going through right now, grieving the loss of their children -- >> we know we'll be hearing from john boehner in just minutes on the fiscal cliff negotiations. the latest we know is that he's looking at $1 trillion in revenue and $1 trillion in cuts. he and president obama are still very far apart on what should pay more in income tax rates. president obama is saying anyone who makes over $400,000. boehner's latest offer, those who make over $1 million a year. we'll have more on that when i see you next. m
in new york state. high winds are going to delay flights from new york and newark and washington d.c. >> president obama is scheduled to attend the final memorial service for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye. he died from respiratory complications. he was the second longest serving senator are in history. >>> harry reid is asking for an announce mint on who his successor will be before the end of the year. >>> governor mark sanford may run for his former seat in congress. he was considered a rising gop star until he van niched from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he said he was hiking the appalachian trail. he later acknowledged he was visiting his miss stress in argentina. he served three terms before being elected to governor. his ex-wife is also interested in running for the seat >>> a fight between two black jack dealers hands one in the hospital and one behind bars. police say the fight happened between two female dealers and one woman stabbed the other in the face. police aren't sure what sparked the fight. it comes one week after a deadly shooting in the lobb
bureaucracy in washington d.c. >> reporter: in one case they used the cash reimbursement for a hotel stay in las vegas. one used the cash inside a casino. only $20,000 in incorrect travel by workers. but they don't have the safeguard in place to prevent future scheming. >> reporter: they are changing their policies to prevent workers from snapping money. there have been 213,000 tickets just for postal office workers in the past 18 months. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the school day and the school year are about to get longer for some students. 10 school districts in 5 states plan to add 300 hours starting next fall. it is an effort to help under performing students. california is not involved in the experiment. it is colorado, connecticut a massachusetts, new york and tennessee. >>> san francisco school kids are on the verge of getting healthier lunches. the san francisco school district says revolution foods submitted the low bid to supply the meals. they are set to vote on the deal december 11. revolution foods claims all of its meals are cooked precdaily. -- fresh daily. revolution foods i
will be. >> president barack obama heads to washington to push for the democrats' plan but democrats have quite a bit of leverage, allison bops ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> north korea is extending it by another week at least until december 29th. scientists found a technical deficiency in that rocket. now the u.s. thinks they are using launches like that to test missiles that could be used to hit the u.s. mainland but north korea said they are only using it to put a satellite into orbit. >>> he is undergoing tests and officials have not said why he is not seeking treatment consistent with his age. he spend years in prison for fighting apart tied. he became the first black president and has since retired from public life. >>> a former head of the international on carry fun. he accused dominic to us conn and today lawmakers will update a judge on the damage of hurricane sunday. the rebuilding costs are anywhere from 10 million to 20 million in various cities a long new jersey and new york and a lot of those towns are talking about whether to rebuild with wood or more durable materials.
washington is also buried there. >>> president obama is reportedly poised to nominate massachusetts senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. senator kerry has been praised by some republican colleagues in the senate, indicating he could face an easy confirmation. the possible nomination comes following the withdrawal of nominee susan rice. the white house has not confirmed the report. >>> current secretary of state hillary clinton is recovering from a concussion she suffered this morning. secretary clinton fainted and hit her head. she has been fighting off a stomach virus and had already canceled an overseas trip. aids say mrs. clinton will work from home next week and will not testify to congress about the benghazi attack in libya, at least at this point. >>> time for us to talk about our weather and, boy, it was pretty rainy out there today. let's check in with meteorologist mark tamayo to find out if the showers will linger throughout the night. >> the rain showers and also cold temperatures, tough to be outside today, with readings only in the 40s for most of the region. only
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